Are German shepherds easy to train?

Yes, German shepherds are easy to train. German shepherds are highly intelligent, attentive, and obedient dogs that listen well to commands even from a very young age.

It takes just 8 to 12 weeks to train German shepherd puppies basic obedience commands, and they can be house trained by 20 weeks old. For some dogs it takes 4 to 6 months for a puppy to be house trained.

You can start training your German shepherd puppy as soon as you take them home, which is usually at 8 weeks old. When they are that young, you need to keep training sessions short. 5 to 10 minutes each training session is ideal, otherwise your puppy will get bored or frustrated, and it will slow down the training process. If you end the training session on a positive note, your German shepherd puppy will learn more quickly.

German shepherds are a good choice for first-time dog owners because they are so easily trainable, just be sure to use a firm voice, consistency, and positive reinforcements.